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This episode features an interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox . Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlett Alliance and Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They discuss: the links between homophobia and whorephobia, sex work as work, Amnesty International’s AGM where different approaches to sex work were debated, and they make the case that decriminalisation is the model that leads to the best outcomes for...
Topics: sex work, human rights, decriminalisation, work, labour
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This episode features a discussion between Katie, Luc and Stevie from Team Earthling, and B on progressive parenting. Their discussion covers: attachment parenting, gender and parenting eg “Mum’s groups”, consent, alternative schools and vegan parenting/kids. This discussion will continue on an upcoming episode – follow our blog and/or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to be notified once that episode is released. Also covered throughout this episode is: haircuts, Superman outfits,...
Topics: parenting, attachment parenting, gender, veganism
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by Nick Pendergrast, Lara Drew and Jess Ison
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You can see Nick’s “pretty” drawing referred to during this workshop here .   This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email...
Topics: Veganism, single issue campaigns, colonialism, animal advocacy, effective activism, ICAS Oceania...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Wilma Davidson’s work here:...
Topics: animal rights, Quakers, vegetarianism, veganism
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Nick is joined by Ruth, a psychologist, activist and host of the Creating Space Project podcast. Avoiding being a shooting star as an activist. Activism as a privilege. Mental health as a political issue. Bede Carmody’s talk Sustainable Activism, How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist. An introduction to activist burnout and why it is important. We encourage listeners to do the activist burnout questionnaire Bede mentioned during his talk:...
Topics: activism, activist burnout, mental health, Creating Space Project, Ruth, Bede Carmody
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Amnesty International has recently announced that decriminalisation is their official human rights policy on sex work – they explain why here . We discuss this development, partially drawing on and critiquing an episode of ‘The Minefield’ on ABC radio .  Some of the points we cover are: decriminalisation is for sex workers NOT for sex buyers , sex work as work , “First World” versus “Third World” sex work , and sex work and capitalism . This episode is brought to you by...
Topics: Amnesty International, sex work, decriminalisation
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: police dogs, human-animal studies
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We start off the episode by talking about our recent travels and our  animal rights protest in Geneva ,  anarchism in Barcelona , and a discussion on China – including Internet censorship, Tiananmen Square and  recent protests . Katie also provides a critical perspective on the  definition of ‘refugee’ , based on her study in Geneva. Finally, we discuss  true globalisation  and the  free movement of people around the world  (not just for “legitimate” refugees).
Topics: Refugees, globalisation, migration
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This episode has a discussion with Coggo, CJ Wallace and Jazz from the almighty Melbourne Street Medic Collective. We cover the history of the collective, what they’re doing now, experiences with Occupy and police repression, creating alternative institutions to the state, working with other street medics to make their work relevant for activists and activist burnout. For more information on the episode and for all the links referred to, go to: www.ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
Topics: Street Medics, Occupy, Activism, Anarchism
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: intersectionality, sexism, speciesism
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This is part one of this event, which includes introductory speeches. You can listen to part two of the event, where the audience asked questions of the panelists, here: https://archive.org/details/LeftQAndAPart2 Recorded at The New International Bookshop - Melbourne's famous radical bookshop. Located at Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, Melbourne, 3053. Information about the event, from the Facebook event page : Who should people in Melbourne, who care about both social justice and the...
Topics: 2016 Election, Left, Green, politics
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We are joined by Tom McIntyre who discusses his personal experiences of raising his daughter Isabelle, who has cerebral palsy. Intersectionality and disabilities. Neoliberalism and disability funding. Policies affecting people with disabilities, including the NDIS, National Disability Insurance Scheme. Lack of focus on disabilities in progressive movements. Activism as a privilege. Katie also gives her personal experiences of living with chronic fatigue. Avoiding ableist language. For more...
Topics: Tom McIntyre, disabilities, ableism, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue, NDIS, neoliberalism, ableist...
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This episode features Anne-lise Ah-fat on her work with Undercurrent doing transformative justice in the community, as an alternative to police and prisons. Creative anti-fascist and animal activism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/11/01/216/
Topics: Anne-lise Af-fat, Undercurrent, transformative justice, Community As Activism, Me Too, prison...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: body, mind, non-human animals
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-           Malou Logan, vice chairperson of Gabriela Australia discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. -           Veloso has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 years in prison is more than enough punishment for Veloso. -           The article 7 Things People Who Say They're...
Topics: Mary Jane Veloso, drug legalisation
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We are joined by Mark Allen who discusses his holistic approach to activism that he has developed through being active in a range of social movements for many years. This approach provides some ideas about how we can reduce conflict among activists, create campaigns that are long lasting, reach out and connect with people who have different values to that of our own and work towards a meaningful shift in paradigm. Overcoming cognitive dissonance and changing minds. Connecting with people with...
Topics: Mark Allen, holistic activism, activism, effective activism, activist burnout, sustainable...
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PowerPoint for Adam's section of the talk (the first part) is available to view online here . Wild mammals make up 4% of the biomass of global mammal populations, while humans make up 36% and farmed mammals make up 60%. Similarly, farmed chickens make up 70% of the biomass of global bird populations. To sustain these huge farmed animal populations we use vasts amounts of land, resources and produce significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. O ur use of non-human animals is significantly...
Topics: animal liberation, SoS2018, environmental veganism, veganism, climate change, environment
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Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru”. Same-sex marriage passing in Australia. Critiques of marriage. Commitment ceremonies and legal marriages. Different types of consensual non-monogamy including polyamory and relationship anarchy. Pansexuality. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/14/193/
Topics: Kyna Reddan, same-sex marriage, marriage, consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, relationship anarchy,...
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Once again Nick is joined by  Kim Socha , who is an English professor, grassroots animal liberation activist and  author . We discuss sexism in the atheist movement and efforts to challenge it,  Rebecca Watson and “ElevatorGate” , focusing on sexism in the West and not just pointing the finger elsewhere, the satirical article ‘ Not Without Her Make-Up ’,  Leila Ahmed on the veil , and criticising discriminatory elements of Islam, while being considerate of the broader context of ...
Topics: Atheism, Sexism, Feminism, Islam, Kim Socha
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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien on what fake news is, why it is promoted and its dangers. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, as well as more resources from Luc on fake news, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/08/13/180/
Topics: Luc Brien, fake news, media, media literacy, ICAS Oceania 2017
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Advocates for the Nordic Model for sex work argue that this approach does not target sex workers themselves, only their clients. However, Jane Green and Cameron Cox dispute these claims and argue that it is decriminalisation that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlet Alliance . Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They also discuss the “ rescue industry ”,...
Topics: sex work, sex workers, Nordic model, decriminalisation, Scarlet Alliance
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com You can hear more from Jess on Freedom of Species podcast: http://www.freedomofspecies.org/tags/jess
Topics: Animal Advocacy, Animal Welfare, Feminism
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You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/presentation-livia-boscardin-canberra-06072013 This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link:...
Topics: Critical Theory, Animal Rights, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Human-Animal Studies,...
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This time Nick is joined by Vanessa, a forensic psychology doctoral student and one of the hosts of VeganSci podcast. We discuss some of the content we taught in a Criminology unit on victims of crime, focusing on the ideal victim concept and how it can help in understanding how the legal system, media and community respond to victims of crime. We also discuss just world theory and what we can to do challenge victim blaming. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the...
Topics: victims of crime, ideal victim, Vanessa, victim blaming
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Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner on the housing first approach to addressing homelessness. Kelly from the Roominations homelessness show on 3CR on the importance of public housing. Nick’s ABC interview on dogs being considered property under the law. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/04/218/
Topics: housing first, homelessness, Launch Housing, Bevan Warner, Kelly, dogs, animal law
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We’re joined by Jen Perry, one of the main organisers of the Cruelty Free Festival WA , for this entire episode. We discuss this festival and how it puts into practice our support for intersectionality – bringing together a wide range of human rights, environmental and animal rights causes. We also discuss the recent protests against shark culling and linking opposition to the shark cull to a broader animal rights philosophy, The Sistah Vegan Project , avoiding gender stereotypes when...
Topics: intersectionality, animal rights, shark cull, veganism, gender
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This episode has a discussion with Coggo, CJ Wallace and Jazz from the almighty Melbourne Street Medic Collective. We cover the history of the collective, what they’re doing now, experiences with Occupy and police repression, creating alternative institutions to the state, working with other street medics to make their work relevant for activists and activist burnout. You can listen to part 2 of this episode here: https://archive.org/details/Episode29Part2.StreetMedics For more information...
Topics: Street Medics, Occupy, Activism, Anarchism
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Helen Marston’s work here:...
Topics: animal experimentation, science, alternatives to animal experimentation
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-           This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien on conspiracy theories and tips for how to stop spreading fake news. -           For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, as well as more resources from Luc on fake news, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/08/18/181/
Topics: conspiracy theories, fake news, media, Luc Brien, ICAS Oceania 2017
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Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru”. Jealousy in non-monogamous and monogamous relationships. Demisexuality. Polygamy. How non-monogamy works. Queer critiques of the campaign for marriage equality. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/18/194/
Topics: Kyna Reddan, consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, demisexuality, polygamy, marriage equality
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This episode features an interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations on 3CR. We also bring you some of the event Ending Homelessness in WA, Scenarios and Seeds of the Future. This recording is thanks to Karun Cowper from Perth Indymedia. Increasing homelessness in Melbourne. Government moves to criminalise homelessness in Melbourne. Brainstorming solutions to overcome homelessness. The best thing to do when passing homeless people...
Topics: homelessness, Homeless Persons Union of Victoria, neoliberalism, capitalism, charity, change,...
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This episode features Adam Cardilini’s talk: Diversity in animal activism, Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/diversity-in-animal-activism-by-adam-cardilini There is also discussion on effective animal activism and whether the evidence actually suggests animal advocates should avoid promoting veganism. You can support our Crowd Funding campaign here:...
Topics: Adam Cardilini, animal activism, effective activism
This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the conference, see here . You can listen to other talks from this conference here .   Jess Ison (LaTrobe University)-...
Topics: dev4species2017, prisons, prison abolition, animal liberation, prison industrial complex, punitive...
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On this episode Nick looks into the closure of Indigenous communities in Australia . He interviews Bella Bropho about the recent police invasion of the Indigenous refugee camp at Matagarup in Perth , which is providing a haven for people who will be affected by the closure of Indigenous communities. A speech by Damion Hunter [aka King Brown] , an actor, rapper, writer, activist, is featured on the episode - covering the closure of Indigenous communities: ...
Topics: Sovereignty, SOS Blak Australia, Indigenous
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This is the Q and A after Patty Mark and Guy Scotton's talks.  You can listen to Patty Mark's talk here: https://archive.org/details/GriefAmongAnimalActivists You can listen to Guy Scotton's talk here: https://archive.org/details/AnimalAgnotology This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can listen to...
Topics: animal advocacy, speciesism, Animal Agnotology
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Katie is back for this episode and we discuss the Netflix show Dear White People, as well as ethical sneakers and travel. We also bring you some of the talks from the Community as Activism event that we discussed on episode 211, including Leah Avene on privilege, Beth Allan on challenging sexism in animal advocacy and Quinn Eades on imaging the future we want to create. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Dear White People, ethical consumption, travel, Community As Activism, privilege, sexism, utopias,...
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This episode features Katie’s introduction to queer issues talk for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).  You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/KatieBatty/international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia-and-biphobia-68253030 Also covered throughout the episode is some further discussion on sex positivity, building on points made on episode 145. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the...
Topics: queer, LGBT, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, IDAHOBIT
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, animals, animal activism, tactics, technology
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*Content warning for discussion of sexual assault, self-harm and suicide* This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, femme, patriarchy, trans, queer
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Hybrids or Hummus: Which has the Biggest Impact? By Nick Pendergrast Researchers from the University of Chicago have found that people can do more for the planet by changing to a vegan diet than replacing a standard car with an eco-friendly one. This talk covers some of the environmental benefits of eating plant-based foods.   Sources referred to: Eating Up the World flyer: http://www.vnv.org.au/site/htmfiles/eatinguptheworld.htm The University of Chicago:...
Topics: environment, veganism, plant-based, animal agriculture, climate change
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, sustainable activism, burnout, activism, activist burnout
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Kirsten Bayes from Stop the Arms Fair! discusses Occupy vs the Arms Fair (September 8 th in London), Australians stopping arms fairs, how you can take actions against arms dealers regardless of where in the world you live, queer issues and arms dealers, and animals and war . For more information on this episode and for all of the links referred to throughout it, go to:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/08/26/ gun /
Topics: arms fair, militarism, war
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/veganarchism-by-nick-pendergrast This talk was featured on episode 134 of Progressive Podcast Australia, with an additional discussion on the points from one slide that was skipped in this recording: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/05/29/134/ This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more...
Topics: veganism, anarchism, hierarchy, neoliberalism, consumerism
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-           We’re back with a new episode featuring Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective. -           Background on the racist Reclaim Australia movement and why it is important to oppose them. -           Links between the current demonisation of Muslims and historical Jewish oppression. -           Police violence against medics and anti-fascist protestors at the recent counter-rally in Melbourne. -           Melbourne Street Medics...
Topics: protest, police brutality, fascism, anti-fascism, medics, Reclaim Australia
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On this episode we discuss themes of refugee rights and animal rights in the Paddington movie . We discuss the article ‘ Why the new Paddington movie is really an asylum seeker story ’, read a review of the movie from an immigration lawyer, as well as promoting the Free Paddington Facebook page by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) and the #FreePaddington hashtag.  -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Paddington, refugees, migration, animal rights
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On this episode we discuss terrorism, Islamophobia, free speech and Charlie Hedbo . We discuss the way Rupert Murdoch was mocked by comedian Aziz Ansari and writer JK Rowling (and so many others!) for the anti-Muslim comments he made after the Charlie Hedbo attacks. We also read comedian Aaamer Rahman’s great article ‘ Fears escalate as more young Australians enlist in overseas terror campaign ’, which flips the roles in discussions around terrorism and who has to condemn it. For more on...
Topics: Charlie Hedbo, Islamophobia, free speech, terrorism, Rupert Murdoch, Aziz Ansari, Aamer Rahman,...
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You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/QueeringSpeciesism This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom...
Topics: trans*, transphobia, non-human animals
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, veganism, feminism, environment, intersectionality, ethics
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-        Nick is back with one final episode on the US election, featuring some listener feedback on our last two episodes on this topic. Jeremy Mendelson makes the case for why he is not voting for Clinton and the importance of voting for third parties like the Greens. There is also some discussion on Trump, class and the urban rural divide in the US. The episode also features a new segment ‘Angela Davis Always Makes Sense’. For more information on this episode and for links to all of...
Topics: US election, Trump, Clinton, third parties, Greens
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This episode is a feminism burger (hold the men), featuring Katie and Kathryn Joy . It covers: some feedback on our 89 th episode , men and feminism (see articles by Clementine Ford and Ruby Hamad for more on this), and “ the monster myth ” about men who commit gendered violence. -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/04/20/ 95 /
Topics: feminism, sexism, allies, privilege
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Talk from the event ' Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela '. Audio of the full event will be up on our Progressive Podcast Australia archive.org page soon! You can also hear Federico Fuentes discuss Venezuela on episode 224 of Progressive Podcast Australia . Follow Federico on Twitter  @FredFuentesGLW and read his articles at greenleft.org.au
Topics: Venezuela, solidarity, Nicolás Maduro, communes, Federico Fuentes
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Animal activists are currently involved in a 5 day fast and justice camp outside Diamond Valley Pork in Laverton North – 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD. Diamond Valley Pork is Victoria's largest pig slaughterhouse and can kill up to 2,500 pigs every day. This December is the second anniversary of the release of pigtruth.com , Animal Liberation Victoria’s powerful undercover footage of the horrific gas stunning and slaughter of pigs that shocked Australia. This interview contains some...
Topics: Patty Mark, animal liberation, protest, pigs, pig truth
The event The Food We Eat: Its Impacts on Environments and Bodies in Townsville, Australia. Nick’s talk The Food We Eat and its Impact on the Environment, you can view the PowerPoint for this talk here: https://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/the-food-we-eat-and-its-impact-on-the-environment-by-nick-pendergrast Book recommendation: Vegan Athletes, Expert Tips from Vegan Athletes, Fitness Fanatics & Exercise Enthusiasts by Leigh-Chantelle (featuring Nick and many other vegan athletes):...
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-        Voicemail from Luc from Team Earthling animal rights podcast, on metadata and new laws restricting privacy rights in Australia. -        More horribleness from the Australian government on refugees. -        Eggs, horse racing, dairy and animal rights. -        For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/11/26/ metadata /
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This episode covers veganism and ethnicity as well as anarchism and animal liberation, featuring a talk by Angela Davis on veganism as revolutionary, a voicemail from the usual Jon on Maori veganism and a talk by Nick on why animal liberation is an important anarchist issue. Nick’s article published on the ABC, covering dog attacks as well as broader issues of dogs and other animals as no more than property under the law:...
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This episode features Lara and Dan from Veganarchy on their article The lines are being drawn, the case for a divided animal movement: https://medium.com/@Veganarchy/the-lines-are-being-drawn-the-case-for-a-divided-animal-movement-4acd3ed8b2fd Intersectional animal activism that focuses on ending all forms of oppression versus single issue animal activism that ignores or sometimes even contributes to human oppression. Personalised, polemic writing versus formal, academic writing. For more...
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You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/QueeringSpeciesism This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom...
Topics: queer, animals, hierarchies, cryptozoology, Himalayas
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On this episode we discuss our recent trip where us farangs (the Thai word for people of European origin) visited Phuket in Thailand. Thailand has recently had a military coup and has   banned   George Orwell’s book   1984   and we cover this, as well as having a discussion on   representative versus direct democracy . We also discuss   kathoeys   (who 'are born physiologically male but, as one Thai saying goes, "have a female heart" ') and   avoiding   transphobia in...
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The Australian public votes yes to same-sex marriage in a postal vote. Speaker from the union movement at the yes announcement event in Melbourne. The history of same-sex marriage in Australia. Analysis of the high no vote in Western Sydney. Queer critiques of same-sex marriage. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/11/23/190/
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-           Nick is joined by “Mother” aka Dr Theresa Petray for the entire episode. -           We discuss the opportunities and limitations of using the Internet to bring about social change, as well as some of the ways it can be used more effectively by activists. -           Waving the rainbow flag on Facebook. -           Social media for Palestine. -           The digital divide. -           For more information on this episode and...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Colin Salter’s work here: http://colin.salter.id.au/
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   The Q and A featured after Alex’s talk features both questions for Alex, as well as for Carol Drew. You can listen to Carol’s talk here: https://archive.org/details/CarolDrew You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, pests, technology, animals, pest control
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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House. The Trump Tapes. The Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia. Kesha’s live show in Melbourne. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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Nick is joined by Mark Allen to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire. The dangers of poor quality high rise. A return of the segment Angela Davis Always Makes Sense, this time on capitalism, activism and creating new arenas of struggle. The devastating impact of economic inequality. Jeremy Corbyn’s grassroots campaign. Finsbury Park terrorist attack and the selective labelling of terrorism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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This episode covers U.S. politics, the Miley Cyrus “incident” and  Indigenous people bombed in Australia  – please share this story on  Facebook  and  Twitter ! We finish the episode by giving some arguments for and against voting, as well as pointing out that whether we vote or not, there are so many other ways we can make social change. For more information about the episode and for links to the stories and clips from it, go to: ...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: direct action, embodied learning, animal liberation, emotions
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In this one Nick is flying (Han) solo, or at least without Katie. He is joined by Nicole Stiles, one the organisers from the Perth One Billion Rising event, for the entire episode. One Billion Rising is a global event that aims to have ‘one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls’. You can find your closest One Billion Rising event here:...
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Katie and Kathyn Joy are back with more feminist goodness. This episode is a continuation of their discussion from episode 95 . On this episode they cover: sexism in comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and beyond, the importance of consent and consent education, reflections on their own experiences with patriarchy and the power of speaking out about them, Twilight , 50 Shades of Grey and ICAS 2015 . If you like what you hear, please  support the show ! Clips: Salt N Pepa ‘...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can hear the talks that were before this Q and A session here: https://archive.org/details/AdamC https://archive.org/details/EmmaHurst https://archive.org/details/Kirsten You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the...
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This talk was recorded at the 2017 Animal Activist Forum in Melbourne. To find out more about this forum and future ones, see the Animal Activist Forum website , which has links to their social media pages. More talks from the forum will be available on that website soon.   Talk recorded by Kate from Freedom of Species radio show on 3CR. Freedom of Species is broadcast live 1-2pm Sundays on 855AM for those in Melbourne. If you’re outside of Melbourne, you can live stream the shows at...
Topics: Animal Activists Forum 2017, hierarchies, anarchism, feminism, mental health, content warnings,...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com
Topics: Critical Animal Studies, Veganism, Post-Veganism, Class, Race
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-           On this episode we give some updates on the #LetThemStay campaign, which calls for refugees to remain in Australia rather than being forced into offshore detention. -           We mainly focus on a recent #LetThemStay banner drop at the Melbourne Art Centre. -           We play an interview with Gaye Demanuele on this action and Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medics on this action, as well as how the Brisbane health care workers refusing to release babies...
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Our trip to Leeds, which included visiting an art show, doing an interview with advocates for homeless people, going to a punk show and seeing the LGBT History Month exhibit at Leeds City Museum. Jack on their art piece, zines, mental development, artistic practice and what is art. Interview with Haydn Pat from Leeds Homeless Partnership. Naomi on her art piece and challenging whether classic feminist texts are actually feminist. Identity politics and implicit bias. Nandos cashing in on the...
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-           On this one we take on the controversial issue of population, with the help of town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen. -           We discuss population on both a global scale and a national scale, in light of Australia’s population recently reaching 24 million people. -           This is a continuation from our discussion with Mark from our previous episode, episode 127, which focused on addressing urban sprawl. -           For more...
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On this episode, which marks 5 years of the podcast and the launch of our crowdfunding campaign, the main theme is political music. You can support our Crowd Funding campaign here: https://chuffed.org/project/50eps2017 We discuss Camp Cope and their feminist message in their lyrics and beyond. We also discuss Akala, hip hop and Shakespeare. Homophobic actors. Happy Cow. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Star Wars Rogue One. Myq Kaplan on all lives matter BS. For more information on this...
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You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/veganism-enters-the-mainstream This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here:  http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: ...
Topics: Veganism, media, health, animal rights, environment
You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/cowspiracies-about-meat-eating-environmentalists-a-critical-examination-of-the-environmental-vegan-movement-by-nick-pendergrast This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, environmental veganism, environment, animal agriculture, Cowspiracy, veganism
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Audio of some of the speeches from the  Melbourne Marriage Survey Results Announcement .
Topics: Yes, plebiscite, same-sex marriage, marriage equality
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Talk by Cassandra Giudice: Transgender Awareness and The Law. Book Recommendation: Tranny, Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace. Dan and Lara from Veganarchy on the upcoming Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference in Melbourne, 15 and 16 of July. More information: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/ 457 visas and entitlement over so called Australian jobs. For more information on this episode and for links to all of...
Topics: Cassandra Giudice, transgender, Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania), ICAS, ICAS Oceania
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This is an audio recording of all of the talks and music from the Melbourne March for the End of Speciesism. More information about the event, from the Facebook event page : World Day for the End of Speciesism On Saturday the 26th of August we are marching through the city to let the public know that Animals are NOT ours to use for food, clothing, experiments or entertainment. Yes, it is time to End Speciesism NOW! Pigs, Sheep, Cows, Chickens, Fish, Goats and Rabbits are just as IMPORTANT as...
Topics: speciesism, animals, language, discrimination, veganism, activism, intersectionality, mental health
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On this episode we look into skepticism and rationality, with the help of scientist Dr Adam Cardilini, host of VeganSci podcast. We particularly focus on how skepticism and rationality relate to radical, anarchist, environment, veganism, Left etc politics. The lack of evidence supporting the arguments behind trickle down economics. Drop babies. Ghosts. GMOs. Alternative medicine. Book recommendation: Trick or Treatment by Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. For more information on this...
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Sick of hearing about President Trump? Us too, so here is some more Trump coverage! We discuss the result and the importance of the Left moving beyond progressivism of the rich. To analyse the election and the fall-out, we draw on Naomi Klein, Thomas Frank, Bernie Sanders and Russell Brand. There’s a discussion of left wing critiques of identity politics and an anarchist defence of identity politics. There’s also a breakdown of who voted for which party based on race, income etc. For more...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, speciesism, rationality, law, legal personhood
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We’re joined by awesome independent journalist Antony Loewenstein ( @antloewenstein ). He discusses Australian troops set to enter Iraq and Syria , his article ‘ Of course Australia is going back to Iraq: That's how a US client is expected to behave ’, hysteria about terrorism in Australia and the poor state of (most of) the Australian media. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Iraq, Syria, war, Antony Loewenstein, terrorism, media
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On this episode, Nick is joined by his brother Liam Pendergrast, one of the many victims of Centrelink’s new compliance system. This new computer system used by Australia’s welfare system is issuing 20,000 debt notices a week, which is not only affecting vulnerable people, but many of these notices are incorrect in their claim that people under reported their income while on Centrelink. If you've received a false debt letter from Centrelink, you're not alone. Visit notmydebt.com.au and...
Topics: Centrelink, not my debt, welfare, social security, Donald Trump, Barack Obama
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: animals, law, animal cruelty, animal law, ICAS Oceania 2016
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This panel discussion features Harley McDonald-Eckersall - activist with  Young Voices for Animals  + Leah Avene - a Tuvaluan mother, musician, broadcaster and educator whose work focuses on personal, relational and collective decolonising +  Quinn Eades  - poet, activist and academic. The session is facilitated by Lara Drew who has a PhD in adult education, writes for the page  Veganarchy  and is an animal liberation activist.   It was recorded at the 2018 event ' Community As Activism...
Topics: Community As Activism, community, activism, building community, privilege
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Nick is joined by Dr Matthew Rimmer , a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, who takes on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 . This proposed Bill has support from both the government and the “opposition” Labor party and it has troubling implications for civil liberties and online freedom. Email Labor politicians to encourage them to oppose the Bill. During the episode Nick also encourages people to sell or give away stuff they’re no longer using for...
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here .   Information about the speaker, Nick Pendergrast: Nick Pendergrast has a PhD in Sociology and his thesis focused on the animal advocacy movement in Australia and the United States. The thesis also covered the environmental impact of animal agriculture, a topic he has published on, with the book chapter ‘Environmental Concerns and the Mainstreaming of Veganism’ in the book Impacts of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to the Q and A following this talk here . You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania....
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, intersectionality, Israel, Palestine, animal advocacy
This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the conference, see here .   You can listen to other talks from this conference here .   Karina Heikkila (Victorian...
Topics: dev4species2017, Derrida, nonhuman animals, law
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Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, wildlife, wild animals, law, kangaroos
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . It features a Q and A featuring Curtis and also Jess Ison - you can hear Jess's talk from the conference here:  https://archive.org/details/JessIsonOnAnimalsAustraliasNoWayToTreatALadyCampaign You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com
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This episode features Olly Hornung talk: You did what? Creative tactics and strategies to boost your campaign. This talk is from the Animal Activists Forum and we also give a brief recap of this forum. For more information on this episode and for links to audio of all of the talks from the Animal Activists Forum, as well as links to the other stuff discussed on the episode, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/10/23/187/
Topics: Animal Activists Forum 2017, creative activism, activism, tactics, satire, parody
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This episode covers the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can listen to us discussing the ceremony part back on episode 100: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/05/31/100/ Bizarre wedding traditions. When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, on weddings. Nick’s Mandurah baptism. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/01/30/200/
Topics: commitment ceremony, alternative weddings, vegan, straight edge, weddings
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This episode features the panel discussion Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan. The speakers are:  Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle. Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava. David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of Anarchism in Istanbul and Yabanci Capulling, an...
Topics: Zerebar Karimi, Alasdair Hynd, Rojava, PKK, anarchism, feminism
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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. This is a continuation from our discussion with Jason from episode 146, which you can listen to here: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/10/16/146/ Reverend William Barber speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Will Clinton’s policies move to the left as a result of the popularity of Sanders? Or is she just pandering? (or Sandering) Clinton versus Trump on abortion rights. Third party candidates and...
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This episode features Jen, who has lived most of her life in the US and is currently completing a doctorate in German and gender studies, on the Trump shitstorm. More specifically, we cover Trump and fascism, alternative facts, the Muslim ban and inspiring protests against it, and critiques of white feminism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/02/03/163/ If you like what you hear, please...
Topics: Donald Trump, Trump, Jen, Muslim ban, alternative facts, fascism
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/experimental-utopias-and-social-change-examples-from-australian-nonhegemonic-activism-by-dr-theresa-petray-and-dr-nick-pendergrast Abstract:  Social movements are typically considered either incremental or antisystemic, or in other words, reformist or revolutionary. Both of these approaches are focused on the state or other significant power-holders. However, a third approach to social...
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